Andrew Bolt just can't stop promoting the "myth" that the Marriage Equality vote is being conducted on an equal playing field. That those "for" and those "against" are equal they are not! Forget the fact that our Culture has come through 1000 years of persecuting gays. That a good part of our culture still sees gays in unequal terms rather than diverse. Does David need to fight Goliath again?
Pansy Lai isn't the one being "bullied" here Mr, Bolt. You aren't the one being bullied either Mr, Bolt. Being bullied doesn't amount that you have to hear the screams for fairness from those continued to be treated unequally. Their protest obviously offends you but it doesn't bully you. You and Pansy Lai are the ones "pushing down" from your vague unjustifiable moral high ground. Dragging Pansy out is BS your not your dragging her out for her opinion but her status as a "doctor ". "Doctor" in this instance is irrelevant however she wouldn't be in an ACL ad if she was a " house wife". She is Pansy Lai Christian bigot abusing her profession in order to influence. She was once like one of those radicals who 1000 years ago was in the Colosseum today she's no longer the show but the crowd and has her thumbs down. Shame Pansy shame and how un-Christian. Bolt might be the commentator but he's got his thumb down too calling those in the center arena rebels activists and calling for the lions. Those activists are a minority who simply want the pain of Punishment Park delivered throughout the ages to stop.
This thumbs up or down vote isn't "equality" If the "yes" vote wins the world won't have changed Pany Lai's will still be a bigot and your anti-Gay prejudices will remain Tony Abbott will continue to think less of his sister as a mother all because the weight of our cultural values won't have changed yet. The only change that will likely occur you will move to another arena to vent your bile. Pansy Lai DOCTOR will be dragged out again like doctors once were and some probably still are offering Aversion Therapy to LGBTI's suffering mentally because bigots with megaphones like Andrew Bolt who has convinced parents and other significant others to tell children they are not "normal" in schools rather than celebrating their difference. If they commit suicide all we will here is the echo of Bolt's voice in an editorial saying "I told you so" it's the activist's fault.
“The voluntary postal voting method … flies in the face of Australian democratic values. …It is likely to ensure that not only will a minority of Australians vote, but also that large sections of the community will be disfranchised.” Turnbull
It will have no value other than to subject gay Australians to lengthy public debate on their worth in society, including hateful propaganda and threats of violence.The postal vote is an obvious attempt by the far-right conservatives in the Liberal Party, to delay marriage equality for as long as possible. Not satisfied with being able to publicly register their disapproval of same-sex marriage in a free parliamentary vote, they intend to expose gay Australians to months of homophobic rhetoric before the inevitable change occurs.Successive statistically valid polls have demonstrated repeatedly that a majority of Australians, which now includes a majority of Catholics and other people of faith, support marriage equality. Yet Turnbull persists with a voluntary paper-based survey – the results of which can be ignored by Government, and which bears the real risk that ambivalent and busy supporters will fail to lodge a vote, if they receive a ballot paper at all.
Of late, violence has made headlines in the U.S. corporate media by serving to discredit the work of anti-fascist activists and distract from the actual threats of fascism and white supremacy. One would think that the very expression “anti-fascism” would immediately convoke pledges of allegiance in a country whose nationalist narratives include the story of its own rise to power as the global hegemon through the militant defeat of fascism in WWII. Regardless of whether or not we sanction its veracity, the story of the violent fight against fascism—not with kicks and punches, but with bombers, tanks, heavy artillery and nuclear bombs—is, indeed, one of the founding narratives of contemporary America.